Specimen Information

Channa argus
Channa argus
(Northern Snakehead)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID159357
GroupFishes
GenusChanna
Speciesargus
Common NameNorthern Snakehead
StatePA
CountyPhiladelphia
LocalityEdgewood Lake within FDR Park, Philadelphia
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSchuylkill
HUC8 Number02040203
HUC10 NameLower Schuylkill River
HUC10 Number0204020310
HUC12 NameCity of Philadelphia-Schuylkill River
HUC12 Number020402031008
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13929
Author:Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Date:2004
Title:Another exotic species confirmed in PA waters.
Publisher:Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
CommentsThis lake is part of a maze of interconnected embayments and tidal sloughs; officials fear the snakeheads may have gained access to the nearby lower Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers and see no practical method to eradicate them.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected5
Size326-381 mm
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